Welcome to PLASMA!

PLASMA stands for Prototyping Labs and Mentorship Accelerator. We empower entrepreneurs with the tools, accountability, and community to aggressively grow and master their business.

Demo Day 2020 to be announced!

Our Mission

We work side-by-side with entrepreneurs in the areas most critical to the success for they new ventures. PLASMA provides early-stage companies with an extensive mentor network, educational lessons with industry leaders, seed capitol, and a rich entrepreneurial work environment with a twelve week cohort accelerator.

Upcoming Events

Information about the 2020 Demo Day will be posted soon!

Do you have questions about:

  • Our program services
  • Campus resources
  • Ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship

Feel free to message us or stop by at the Student Startup Center!

Location: Bainer 1122

Who We Are

Comprised of UC Davis entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and investors of various capacity, the PLASMA program consolidates the David startup community in a way that has never been seen before.

What We Do

We provide a small amount of seed capital, working spaces, and a plethoras of networking opportunities. Our incubator is 12 weeks long and culminates with Demo Day where ventures pitch to a large audience of qualified investors for a top prize of $5,000. There are 2 cohorts per academic year.

Our Philosophy

We are a community of UC Davis present, past, and future entrepreneurs dedicated to innovating the future. At PLASMA, we build one another up, never tear each other down.

  • Seed Funding & Resources
    • Each venture that participates in the PLASMA program will receive seed funding to get them started as well as a workspace and resources.
  • Mentorshop & Guidance
    • Each startup will be able to gain access to leading mentors from some of the industry's finest. We will provide networking events and in-person/virtual office hours catered to each startup's needs.
  • Build & Innovate
    • Be a part of a community of like minded entrepreneurs building a better future for everyone. We will have an exclusive pinning at the end of the cohort.

Our Team

Liz Tang

Managing Director, PLASMA

Aaron Anderson

Managing Director, PLASMA

Our Mentors

Anisha Chopra

Multicultural Innovation Lab, Morgan Stanely

Ken Ouimet

CEO & Founder: Engage3

Skip Fleshman

Partner, Asset Management Venture

Barton Goldenberg

President & Founder: ISM, Inc.

Wayne Pan

Director of Engineering: LinkedIn

Jack Crawford

Co-Founder & Partner: Impact Venture Capital

Ashley Chang

Product Manager: ReadMe

Hash Zahed

Attourney: SPZ Legal

Marjorie Evashenk

Chief Strategy Officer: minds.ai

Erik Adcock

Early Stage Practice: Silicon Valley Bank

Margaret MacKenzie

Partnership Builder: FourthWave.io

Our Judges

Judges for the 2020 Demo Day will be announced soon!

Our Partners

  • UC Davis Student Startup Center
  • JAPA, Inc.
  • Sketch
  • Impact Venture Capital
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Lyft
  • 1 Million Cups

Past Cohorts

Soon to be updated!